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Richard Feynman


Jay Hanson’s DieOff Revived And Other Important Articles On Peak Oil And Energy Issues

Introduction To Jay Hanson DieOff Revived

“In the 1990s Jay Hanson’s web site predicted with uncanny accuracy key trends of the early 21st century with respect to energy, the environment and geopolitics. What did he learn that most of us still don’t know, and what does he foresee ahead of us?

This program reviews the history and motivation behind Jay’s work. With his background in computer programming, he is able to keenly parse a great deal of information into a logical framework, combining analyses of history, politics, biology, energy and economics into a generally horrific view of the future.

Jay explains how he believes that until we face the causes of the crises upon us we will not overcome them. However, understanding is seriously hindered by self-deception and political expediency. As a contrast to the horrors of war and coercion he fears are upon us, he uses his knowledge of ecology and energy to envision a sustainable society —the difficulty he has is seeing a path to get there.”

Jason Bradford
Listen To Audio Interview With Jay Hanson

Earth Currently Experiencing A Sixth Mass Extinction, According To Scientists | 60 Minutes

Welcome To Jay Hanson’s DieOff Revived

Mr. Hanson sadly passed away in April 2019 from a diving accident. All contents of this site that are his words are copyrighted by Jay Hanson. This site is fully secured with HTTPS protocol. More articles at WayBackMachine may be ported to this site in time. Please make suggestions.

I interacted with Jay for around 15 years, during which time I learned a lot from him and his sources and followers. He was a forerunner who realized that the shrinkage of human activity and impact was coming, most likely unintentionally. We disagreed about predictions, with Jay often expressing certainty while I opted for probability. After a couple of on-list debates, we seemed to come to an agreement.

I’ve supplied the funds to acquire the files and maintain the domain name, hosting, and payments to my friend Greg Landry, who maintains and updates this website. If you see any issues or want something added to this site, please Email Steve.

NOTE: There are four areas at WayBackMachine where we can pull off more content that can be placed on this site. The links are as follows: Link 1Link 2Link 3Link 4.


Contributions can be mailed to Steve at the address below.  They will be used to maintain the hosting at Siteground, the domain name, spam protection, and paying Greg for maintenance. If a surplus develops, I will announce that and cease requesting donations until needed. I hope younger people find this treasure of knowledge, as it is their future that is at stake.

If a PayPal donation is easier, email Steve and he will respond with his PayPal address.

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Jay Hanson Founder of DieOff
Jay Hanson
April 16, 1943 – March 30, 2019

You may want to listen to this radio interview with Jay Hanson

See Peak Oil Parts 1 through 4 by Jay Hanson on Youtube: Part 1; Part 2; Part 3; Part 4

. . . corporations have no consciences, no beliefs, no feelings, no thoughts, no desires. Corporations help structure and facilitate the activities of human beings, to be sure, and their ‘personhood’ often serves as a useful legal fiction. But they are not themselves members of “We the People” by whom and for whom our Constitution was established.

~Supreme Court Justice Stevens, January 2010

Move to Amend: End Corporate Rule. Legalize Democracy.

On January 21, 2010, with its ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations are persons, entitled by the U.S. Constitution to buy elections and run our government. Human beings are people; corporations are legal fictions.

We, the People of the United States of America, reject the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United and other related cases, and move to amend our Constitution to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. The Supreme Court is misguided in principle, and wrong on the law. In a democracy, the people rule.

Jay Was A Supporter Of Move To Amend And Wrote Often On The Topic “Corporations Are Not People”

A Few Words From Greg Landry:

Much of this site had old nonresponsive,  non-adaptive, and non-mobile HTML, so many pages did not adapt well to various viewing devices, especially mobile phones. I have implemented a modern WordPress theme called Divi that will allow me to modify the older web pages to adapt to any viewing device. In time I should be able to take care of all the formatting issues, many of which center around the tables used at DieOff. I will implement bootstrap coding to allow mobile phone users to scroll the tables horizontally while still formatting to a mobile phone.

I’m getting paid a modest fee by Steve to go through the hundreds of pages, fix the outdated coding, implement Bootstrap, and weed out the dead links, which are many. My income comes from web development and e-commerce, so feel free to email me if you need any web development.

The best to all,